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About Hout Bay Backpackers

Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travellers wanting to experience Hout Bay with its restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds and so on; the discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno; and travellers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects. Local volunteer and language courses are also available.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of six people per dorm and the communal lounge area has DStv and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment.All rooms lead onto private wooden decks with views of Hout Bay Beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak.

Beach: We are right next to the beach and a short distance to SA's best big wave surfing spot (dungeons!) with the harbour and seal island all at our doorstep!!!! Great beach for all the family and very dog friendly.

Wedding Venues: Our house makes a great wedding venue or just for guests to stay, we sleep up to 35 in a mixture of private and dorm style rooms and they are all en suite.

  • Response Rate: 56%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 19 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Swati (siSwati)


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Hout Bay Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Hout Bay Backpackers

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Yvonne Valentyn
30 December 2019

Loved almost everything. If the garden can be improved with landscaping e.g. grass and stone it will not only stabilise the soil and keeping sand away but it will give a good face to the place for advertising.

Gary Cameron
28 August 2017

Very well located close to beach and all amenities. Basic but clean and well maintained.

12 June 2017

There were rooms for each of us. Very spacious. The place also provided all the essentials needed, such as TV, comfy sofa, etc. It also had great surrounding to take a nice walk. We were near to the beach and shops, so it was very convenient. It was clean and comfortable. Was more than what we had expected.

01 April 2017

One of the best backpackers Ive visited. Always clean, quiet at evenings except for us. It has the best view over Houtbay harbour, really beautiful, everything you need in one place. A big thank you to everyone there for bearing with us and for everything everyone did for us!!!

13 March 2017

We booked a room for three people, double bed and shower and we were booked in a four sleeper, which was corrected the next night. It was at the end one fantastic stay, clean and friendly. We will go back. Herman, Ina and Conrad.

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Hout Bay Backpackers is 0.9km from the centre of Hout Bay , the nearest airport 28.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling